They're at it again, this time defending Barack Obama taking money from BP. Their spin? Media outlets are spreading a lie about Obama being the single biggest recipient of BP's campaign contributions.
One tiny problem: he was the single biggest recipient of BP's campaign cash in 2008. And not by a slight margin, either.
Sure, Media Matters is trying their own bit of spin, saying the money came almost entirely from BP employees, not from the company itself, and that it represents very little of the total amount of money he raised in contributions. That's as may be, but the fact remains that people connected to BP gave more money to Obama than to any other politician in 2008 by a wide margin.
The numbers don't lie, but Media Matters often does.